The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 12 18 24
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +6
Contract jobs citing Java 316 210 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.21% 7.68% 6.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.39% 21.19% 18.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 119 79
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £46.05 £32.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.89% +21.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.01 £32.00 £21.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.08 £107.60 £31.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +17.64%
Java
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1113 991 802
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.44% 36.25% 33.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 557 422
Average daily rate £350 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 43
Average hourly rate £37.00 £34.06 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.64% +54.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.55 £18.32 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.36 £140.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Java Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Java
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java across the North West region.

Java Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java across the North West region.

Java Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Java
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester 0 110 £394 +12.50% 98
Cheshire +12 109 £388 -3.12% 35
Lancashire +5 55 £425 - 13
Merseyside +3 23 £335 +8.94% 6
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Java also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Java.

1 247 (43.41%) Agile Software Development
2 172 (30.23%) Spring
3 157 (27.59%) HTML
4 146 (25.66%) Oracle
5 143 (25.13%) JavaScript
6 142 (24.96%) XML
7 136 (23.90%) J2EE
8 130 (22.85%) SQL
9 117 (20.56%) Web Services
10 111 (19.51%) Linux
11 101 (17.75%) TDD
12 98 (17.22%) Finance
13 81 (14.24%) CSS
14 77 (13.53%) Hibernate
15 74 (13.01%) Scrum
16 67 (11.78%) Windows
17 65 (11.42%) Software Engineering
18 63 (11.07%) Maven
18 63 (11.07%) UNIX
19 62 (10.90%) HTTP
20 60 (10.54%) JUnit
20 60 (10.54%) Continuous Integration
21 59 (10.37%) .NET
21 59 (10.37%) SOAP
22 56 (9.84%) OO
23 54 (9.49%) Tomcat
24 53 (9.31%) JSON
25 52 (9.14%) REST
26 51 (8.96%) WebSphere
27 50 (8.79%) Banking

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Java also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Java. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 54 (9.49%) Tomcat
2 51 (8.96%) WebSphere
3 21 (3.69%) Node.js
4 20 (3.51%) JBoss
5 18 (3.16%) Apache
6 17 (2.99%) IIS
7 16 (2.81%) WebLogic
8 15 (2.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 12 (2.11%) SharePoint
10 11 (1.93%) Confluence
11 10 (1.76%) Jetty
11 10 (1.76%) nginx
12 9 (1.58%) Oracle Service Bus
13 8 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
14 6 (1.05%) CICS
14 6 (1.05%) Oracle Workflow
15 5 (0.88%) TIBCO EMS
16 4 (0.70%) Liferay
17 3 (0.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 3 (0.53%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 6 (1.05%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.70%) MS Office
3 3 (0.53%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.18%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 10 (1.76%) BusinessWorks
2 8 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.05%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.35%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.35%) SAP PM
7 1 (0.18%) ENOVIA
7 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.18%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.18%) SAP PLM
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.18%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.93%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.58%) SaaS
3 5 (0.88%) PaaS
3 5 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.70%) Google App Engine
4 4 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.53%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.35%) GitHub
6 2 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.18%) IaaS
7 1 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.18%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 62 (10.90%) HTTP
2 20 (3.51%) Internet
3 10 (1.76%) FTP
3 10 (1.76%) TCP/IP
3 10 (1.76%) AMQP
4 9 (1.58%) ATM
5 8 (1.41%) DNS
5 8 (1.41%) HTTPS
5 8 (1.41%) SSL
5 8 (1.41%) SSH
6 6 (1.05%) DHCP
7 5 (0.88%) IPsec
8 3 (0.53%) MQTT
8 3 (0.53%) VPN
8 3 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.35%) LDAP
9 2 (0.35%) iBeacon
10 1 (0.18%) LAN
10 1 (0.18%) VoIP
10 1 (0.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (8.08%) Oracle Database
2 39 (6.85%) MongoDB
2 39 (6.85%) Relational Database
3 28 (4.92%) SQL Server
4 27 (4.75%) MySQL
5 20 (3.51%) NoSQL
6 19 (3.34%) Big Data
7 18 (3.16%) Oracle Database 11g
8 16 (2.81%) Hadoop
9 15 (2.64%) Oracle Reports
9 15 (2.64%) RDBMS
10 13 (2.28%) Neo4j
11 11 (1.93%) Hazelcast
11 11 (1.93%) Oracle Database 10g
11 11 (1.93%) DB2
12 9 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (1.41%) Oracle ODI
14 7 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
15 5 (0.88%) SQLite
15 5 (0.88%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 63 (11.07%) Maven
2 60 (10.54%) JUnit
3 44 (7.73%) Git (software)
4 42 (7.38%) Eclipse
5 38 (6.68%) Selenium
6 32 (5.62%) JIRA
7 31 (5.45%) Ant
8 28 (4.92%) Cucumber
9 27 (4.75%) Jenkins
10 26 (4.57%) Subversion
11 11 (1.93%) Gradle
12 10 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (1.41%) Hudson
13 8 (1.41%) SoapUI
14 7 (1.23%) Mockito
14 7 (1.23%) Mercurial
14 7 (1.23%) WebDriver
14 7 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (1.23%) Oracle Forms
15 6 (1.05%) Xcode
General
1 98 (17.22%) Finance
2 50 (8.79%) Banking
3 10 (1.76%) Retail
4 8 (1.41%) Games
5 7 (1.23%) Investment Banking
6 5 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.53%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.53%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.35%) Advertising
8 2 (0.35%) Publishing
9 1 (0.18%) Law
9 1 (0.18%) Legal
9 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.18%) Back Office
9 1 (0.18%) Electronics
9 1 (0.18%) Marketing
9 1 (0.18%) Military
9 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 376 (66.08%) Developer
2 238 (41.83%) Java Developer
3 63 (11.07%) Architect
4 40 (7.03%) Senior Developer
5 30 (5.27%) Technical Architect
6 29 (5.10%) Senior Java Developer
7 19 (3.34%) Consultant
8 18 (3.16%) Analyst
9 17 (2.99%) Oracle Developer
10 13 (2.28%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 12 (2.11%) Web Developer
11 12 (2.11%) iOS Developer
12 11 (1.93%) Software Developer
12 11 (1.93%) Software Engineer
12 11 (1.93%) Project Manager
12 11 (1.93%) Solutions Architect
12 11 (1.93%) Designer
13 10 (1.76%) Test Analyst
13 10 (1.76%) Lead Developer
14 9 (1.58%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (30.23%) Spring
2 157 (27.59%) HTML
3 142 (24.96%) XML
4 136 (23.90%) J2EE
5 117 (20.56%) Web Services
6 81 (14.24%) CSS
7 77 (13.53%) Hibernate
8 59 (10.37%) .NET
8 59 (10.37%) SOAP
9 53 (9.31%) JSON
10 52 (9.14%) REST
11 50 (8.79%) XSLT
12 49 (8.61%) jQuery
13 47 (8.26%) Java EE
14 43 (7.56%) RESTful
15 42 (7.38%) Spring MVC
16 41 (7.21%) JSP
17 37 (6.50%) Servlets
17 37 (6.50%) JMS
18 32 (5.62%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 43 (7.56%) Open Source
2 27 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (2.28%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.11%) Algorithms
5 11 (1.93%) Mobile App
6 10 (1.76%) Data Structures
7 7 (1.23%) User Experience
7 7 (1.23%) Online Banking
7 7 (1.23%) Telematics
7 7 (1.23%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.05%) EMV
8 6 (1.05%) IBM Mainframe
9 5 (0.88%) iPad
9 5 (0.88%) Digital Media
9 5 (0.88%) Chip Card
9 5 (0.88%) GIS
9 5 (0.88%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.53%) Interactive TV
10 3 (0.53%) PKI
10 3 (0.53%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 111 (19.51%) Linux
2 67 (11.78%) Windows
3 63 (11.07%) UNIX
4 31 (5.45%) Android
5 27 (4.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (3.16%) Apple iOS
7 12 (2.11%) Mac OS X
8 7 (1.23%) AIX
9 5 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.88%) Windows Phone
10 4 (0.70%) Windows Vista
10 4 (0.70%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.70%) HPUX
10 4 (0.70%) Solaris
10 4 (0.70%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.53%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.35%) CentOS
12 2 (0.35%) VMS
12 2 (0.35%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (43.41%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (17.75%) TDD
3 74 (13.01%) Scrum
4 65 (11.42%) Software Engineering
5 60 (10.54%) Continuous Integration
6 56 (9.84%) OO
7 50 (8.79%) MVC
8 44 (7.73%) E-Commerce
9 42 (7.38%) Unit Testing
9 42 (7.38%) BDD
10 39 (6.85%) SOA
11 38 (6.68%) Configuration Management
12 30 (5.27%) Waterfall
13 28 (4.92%) Test Scripting
14 26 (4.57%) OOP
15 22 (3.87%) Project Management
15 22 (3.87%) Software Testing
15 22 (3.87%) Web Design
15 22 (3.87%) Kanban
16 20 (3.51%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 143 (25.13%) JavaScript
2 130 (22.85%) SQL
3 37 (6.50%) Scala
4 36 (6.33%) PL/SQL
5 32 (5.62%) C++
6 28 (4.92%) C#
7 25 (4.39%) Ruby
8 21 (3.69%) XPath
9 20 (3.51%) Python
10 19 (3.34%) PHP
11 17 (2.99%) Perl
12 14 (2.46%) Shell Script
12 14 (2.46%) Objective-C
13 11 (1.93%) XQuery
14 10 (1.76%) C
15 9 (1.58%) Groovy
15 9 (1.58%) Clojure
16 6 (1.05%) VBA
17 5 (0.88%) T-SQL
18 4 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 43 (7.56%) Security Cleared
2 32 (5.62%) Degree
3 19 (3.34%) DV Cleared
4 16 (2.81%) SC Cleared
5 13 (2.28%) ISEB
6 10 (1.76%) HND
6 10 (1.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (0.88%) VCP4
8 2 (0.35%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.18%) MCPD
9 1 (0.18%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.18%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.18%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.81%) QA
2 2 (0.35%) SLA
3 1 (0.18%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 9 (1.58%) Docker
2 7 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.88%) Xen
4 2 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.35%) Varnish
5 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.18%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 21 (3.69%) Puppet
2 9 (1.58%) Vagrant
3 8 (1.41%) TIBCO Hawk
4 3 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.18%) Nagios
6 1 (0.18%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.18%) WSUS
6 1 (0.18%) SCCM
6 1 (0.18%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.18%) Ansible
6 1 (0.18%) yum
Vendors
1 146 (25.66%) Oracle
2 32 (5.62%) Red Hat
3 25 (4.39%) Microsoft
4 24 (4.22%) IBM
5 23 (4.04%) TIBCO
6 17 (2.99%) SAP
7 11 (1.93%) HP
8 8 (1.41%) Informatica
8 8 (1.41%) JD Edwards
8 8 (1.41%) VMware
8 8 (1.41%) Atlassian
9 7 (1.23%) Sybase
10 6 (1.05%) Google
10 6 (1.05%) Kony
11 5 (0.88%) hybris
12 4 (0.70%) Perforce
12 4 (0.70%) Lotus
12 4 (0.70%) webMethods
12 4 (0.70%) Cognos
12 4 (0.70%) Appcelerator
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